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Gehlen Catholic set 2 school records as they beat L-B

Monday, October 8, 2001

LAWTON -- Gehlen Catholic broke two school records as they won their fourth game in row, beating Lawton-Bronson, 35-7. Gehlen jumped out to an early lead. A eight play, 63 yard drive ended when Nathan Schmitz ran from 23 yards out for the score. The point after the touchdown was no good making it 6-0 with 8:12 left to go in the first quarter. However, Lawton-Bronson answered with a two play, 65 yard drive ending with a 64 yard run from Adam Muff. The PAT was good, making it 7-6 Lawton-Bronson. After Gehlen Catholic missed two field goals in the second quarter, Steve Rohe hit a 37 yard field goal as time expired making it 9-7, Gehlen at halftime. In the second half, Gehlen came out strong. Gehlen marched down the field in a seven play, 79 yard drive that ended with a Nathan Schmitz (19 carries, 207 yards, 3 touchdowns) twelve yard touchdown run. The PAT was no good and it was 15-7, Gehlen Catholic. After a Lawton-Bronson interception, Steve Rohe booted his second field goal from 34 yards out, making it 18-7. In the fourth quarter, Gehlen scored on a eight play, 58 yard drive ending with a Adam Erdmann one yard touchdown. The PAT was good making it 25-7. With 5:57 left to go in the fourth quarter, Nathan Schmitz scored his third touchdown of the night when he scored on a 44 yard run. The PAT was good and it was 32-7. Then, with 1:07 left to go in the game, Steve Rohe hit a 18 yard field goal. The field goal set a school record of three field goals in one game. The night ended with Gehlen Catholic winning, 35-7. "It was a nice game for us, we didn't punt all game," said Gehlen Catholic head coach Denny Muller. "In the first half, it was kind of frustrating because we knew we could play better football. In the second half, I felt the kids responded well. We played errorless football in the second half." Gehlen Catholic also set a school record for first downs in a game. They had 26 by the end of the night. Gehlen Catholic rushed for 384 yards during the game. Nathan Schmitz led the team with 19 carries for 207 yards and three touchdowns. James Langel had 23 carries for 98 yards and Matt Campbell had 7 carries for 41 yards. Gehlen Catholic also had three interceptions. "A lot more things can go wrong in the passing game, if you can stop the run, you can than dictate what goes on," said Gehlen Catholic head coach Denny Muller. "I think it is to our advantage if the other team throws the ball." Gehlen Catholic (5-1 overall, 4-0 in the conference) plays West Lyon on Saturday night.

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